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3 things about D.W. Young’s THE BOOKSELLERS

The Booksellers [2019] 1. A collection of purses. 2. She wraps her arms around the set of Balzac. “These are mine!” 3. Fran Lebowitz on seeing books in the garbage: “It’s like seeing a human head.”

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Not worth reading.

“Every book has sentences in it the writer hates, that the writer cannot get rid of, that the writer cannot live without. Any writer who cuts out every sentence that he hates is a writer not worth reading.” — Daniel … Continue reading

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My review of THE SECRET HISTORY OF TWIN PEAKS.

I had the great privilege to review Mark Frost’s new novel for Booklist. Check out my spolier-free review!

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Reading diaries.

“If on some occasion I happen to read something in it—because, for instance, I need to know a date—I am always disconcerted: to find that two or five years ago I came to exactly the same conclusion—only to forget it … Continue reading

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Knowing not knowing.

“If you don’t know what to do, there’s actually a chance of doing something new. As long as you know what you’re doing, nothing much of interest is going to happen.” – Philip Glass, Words Without Music

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Masking the symptom.

We are born with a mortal illness, Seth concludes, and spend half our lives or all our lives denying that we have this illness. The aging process is the visual symptom of this illness and we devote our whole lives … Continue reading

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Memory believes before knowing remembers.

“Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.” —William Faulkner, Light in August I wrote this treatment before logging all the footage of the film. Now that I’ve finished syncing all the shots and … Continue reading

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The caribbean comes to Chicago.

Well, sort of. Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, tiki expert and rum historian, is the author of the new book Potions of the Caribbean. To celebrate its release he’s swinging through Chicago for a party at Three Dots and a Dash on … Continue reading

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“His book is like viewers’ advisory: a book filled with extraordinary and eclectic films to whet your cinematic appetite.”

Check out the rest of the book review at Reel Librarians.

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Easy come, easy go.

“There were bars for cruising and bars for conversation, but in either kind of bar the restless hunt for something besides conversation gave friendships an ephemeral fluidity that alcohol rendered even looser and more transient. You could ‘know’ many people … Continue reading

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